Preparing for the stone setting workshop at Cogent Studios, Saturday April 13, and again May 10 as the fist session sold out! Its always fun to share the tips and tricks for a beautiful professional setting.
Finally the workshop video from the first days of the Mustard Seed Africa Project is available! Thanks to Jane Parsons @ HIFA for collaboration and workspace, and to Nico Abote for his video services. Click on the image for a long video of Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rayZQCvEfiA
I am demonstrating some fabrication techniques for the San Diego Chapter of WJA at Cogent Builders, Thursday the 25th at 7pm: Demo Night (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm) Click here for tickets WJA San Diego will host our annual Demo Night where we will watch and learn from three talented and award winning Makers: § Mirjam Butz-Brown will demonstrate [...]
When two dominant axes curve in opposite directions, the result is known as an anticlastic form [Ganoksin]. When they curve toward the same side, the result is synclastic form. Alexandra Hart uses anticlastic and synclastic raising techniques to create fabulous jewelry including the cuff in the picture. Demo Night provides you with an opportunity to [...]
Abbie is back in the studio today, this time making a ring for a shark tooth she found on vacation this summer. Here's her soldering skills put to the test, 4 solder joints on this coiled wire ring, soldered at once: NICE JOB!
Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of all things metal at Mingei Museum! Talk to local artist-metalsmiths and blacksmiths about the past and future of metal, view demonstrations of different techniques, grab a seat at an anvil and see what it’s like to “forge” clay, participate in a family tour of Struck by Modernism and catch an exclusive [...]
Behold the proud students of Crimp Raising, one of the hardest techniques in metalsmithing. In a few hours the flat sheet was organically transformed into two bowls and a bracelet. I doubt they were true beginners, this is an achievement!